Monthly Archives: April 2013

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (04/30/13)

  New releases this week include an Academy Award winner, a road-trip comedy, a ballroom dancer’s feast of a comedy, and an inspiring tale based on true events. Note: To order any of the following films, click on the poster. The first fifteen minutes of director David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook is so manic […]

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Mud – Film Review

  After a recent flood, two young boys leave their riverbank homes along the Mississippi in search of a boat they believe is stranded up a tree on a nearby island.  They find the boat, and it is, indeed, lodged up in a large tree, like a ready made tree house, secured in place by […]

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The Angels’ Share – Film Review

  As explained in the film, the meaning behind the title The Angel’s Share sounded so whimsical I had to look it up.  It’s for real and it means this:  Each year, two percent of whiskey aging in oak barrels simply evaporates.  The two percent that floats off into the atmosphere is known as the […]

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The Big Wedding – Film Review

  Generally speaking, the average film these days tends to run too long, usually by about ten, maybe fifteen minutes.  The Big Wedding, a new comic farce from director Justin Zackham runs about eighty-four minutes plus credits, and it feels so short that at the final fade out you might be thinking, wait… that was […]

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Arthur Newman – Film Review

  Despite the presence of the always welcomed and extremely talented Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, the new drama from director Dante Arilola, Arthur Newman, is not particularly good.  What might have seemed like interesting ideas to explore when the project was in the development stage has turned out to be a plodding affair that […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (4/23/13)

New releases for home entertainment include Bill Murray as the President, a real-life disaster film that was all but ignored on the big screen, and a good-looking gangster film that overdoes the violence. Note: To order any of the following films, click on the poster.   On December 26 2004, a devastating Indian Ocean tsunami […]

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